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- v. Present participle of overpress.
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My friend Branch Rickey, famous baseball man, told me that he would not use a player no matter how well he hits, fields, or runs if he is guilty of “overpressing.”
Everyone should work hard, but there is no virtue in overtrying or overpressing to such an extent that you do not work efficiently.
Which is yet an higher declaration of an overpressing grief, than the loudest outcries.
[Greek text] and [Greek text], of [Greek text] and [Greek text], the use of compound forms without any corresponding increase of meaning, the extended usage of the aorist, the wider sphere of the accusative, and many similar indications of later Greek -- all these were so far known to us as to exercise a cautionary influence on our revision, and to prevent us overpressing the meaning of words and forms that had lost their original definiteness.
"The letter delivered, and the answer in thy hands, return, to me as speedily as may be, without overpressing men or steeds.